Google’s making some changes to their standard search results, to include a left hand nav bar. This has made some people (including Business Insider) wonder if it’s to imitate what Bing already has in place – a side panel to have different links for images, videos, etc.
This change will affect how people view results in general, although Google’s advertising approach will likely not change heavily. We’ll have to see what the response is when they go fully live with these changes.
You can see Google’s words on the new SERPs here: